Who to Work With

Who to Work With

What’s up, guys?! OK! I get so many questions from all of my network marketing friends and a few of them that I seem to get a lot are "how do I decide who to work with, how do you get someone to take this seriously, and how do you not have to drag people all the time”. These are very common.
Let me tell you right now – I had to figure this out. At the beginning of my journey (and I’ve been doing this for almost 10 years), I felt like I was constantly dragging people! Constantly begging them to do the business - constantly having to check in on them and I just felt like asking why doesn’t anyone ever treat this as a business? I felt like a babysitter and that’s not what we want. We want a business partnership.
So what I started to do is pre-qualify people. I use an interview process – I ask three basic questions to people when they are interested in the business while I’m deciding who to work with.
How much time do you have to work your business? I’m not asking them this because I want to make sure they’re going to work ten hours a day… it’s ok if they’re not. I’m asking them this because I’m then asking for their commitment after. If it’s an hour a day, great – I’m asking them to commit to that. If it’s more, that’s awesome too. But I always ask for the commitment.
I also talk about matching energy for energy. I will let them know straight away if they want to make an extra 10K a year, that’s great - I tell them I’ll match them for that! I’m going to match their activity for that. If they want to make six figures in six months (lots of work is required for that), then we’ll run together! I’ll match them energy for energy, but the moment that they go M.I.A. or I have to babysit them to get them to stay plugged in, I’m not going to work with them – or work with them as closely.
The third thing I ask is are they willing to show up. Are they willing to show up to the team calls? Every week I have a team training. It’s the same time, the same place – has been for almost a decade! Are they willing to show up to the weekly opportunity meeting and invite people to that? Are they willing to plug in? It’s like a cell phone. If you don’t plug in – what happens? It dies. Same with your business.
What you’re really doing is asking these simple questions to make sure they are ready to commit. Again, they don’t need to commit to 10 hours a day; but they need to do the very elementary parts of the business which is income-producing activities, matching my energy for energy and plugging in. Those are the main parts of the business that duplicate and make this whole thing so brilliantly easy when you have a team to leverage yourself on.
I hope that helps. Definitely ask people these questions so you know what to expect and they know what to expect. Treat it like a real business because it is.

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Comments

Sarah June 22 2020

Love your questions and I will definitely start asking them when I start recruiting again. What really made me stop and think was that you have a call every Monday at the same time for almost a decade… I don’t have a team yet… Have been doing this biz for 2, 5 years now (but been growing as a person so much!!!) … Although I had a tough pregnancy last year and now have a newborn at home and I’m not able to really focus on building the biz right now, I am reading and listening as much as I have energy for during this time to be more prepared than last time. I’m thinking of deciding one hour and make a zoom call even though I don’t have any people in the beginning and stick with that because then I practice, and prepare myself for when people will be on that call.

Thank you for your posts, you give so much value and inspiration.

tere terry June 22 2020

Do I have to be on your team to attend your weekly team calls? BTW, love ItsEmily! Keep inspiring!

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